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American & New England Studies Program
Autumn 2011 Conversations Series
Revisiting the Contact Zone: Postcolonial Responses to American Exceptionalism

Wednesday, October 19, 5:30 p.m.
Room 110, 226 Bay State Road
Marilyn Halter, Professor of History, Boston University
“African and American: Post-Colonial West Africans and the Remaking of the Atlantic World in the U.S.” and Cynthia Becker, Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture
“From the Backstreets to Mainstreet: The Changing Aesthetics of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians”

Wampanoag Cultures
Monday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.
CAS 313
Anne Makepeace, film director and producer
We Still Live Here, Âs Nutayuneân

Film screening and discussion on Wampanoag cultural revival
This event is co-sponsored by the Anthropology and Archeology departments

Chinese Exclusion
Thursday, December 1, 5:30 p.m.
CAS 200
Anna Pegler-Gordon, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
“Chinese Exclusion and Photographic Arts of Contact and Evasion”

All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments and receptions follow.

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Series supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities

Return to the October 2011 Newsletter

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